‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’: Why did Shadi Seyedyousef quit after $250,000? Here's what she plans to do next

When both Cage and her friend Brie sounded unsure about the answer, she trusted her instincts and went with the second option, which helped her win $250,000 


                            ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’: Why did Shadi Seyedyousef quit after $250,000? Here's what she plans to do next
Shadi Seyedyousef on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ (ABC)

The last episode of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ concluded with the special education teacher Shadi Seyedyousef going up to $64,000. In the January 24 episode, she continued to play skillfully to win the million-dollar prize. 

After securing $64,000, Shadi goes ahead with the next question for $125,000 and it reads, “In a standard deck of playing cards, every king hold a sword except the king of diamonds, who is shown with a what?” and the options included “Battle axe”, “Red rose”, “Chalice” and “Specter”. Even though Shadi said she is a card player whose game is Jack Black, she couldn't help but seek Jimmy Kimmel’s help, with the “Ask the host option” to get through the round. 

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However, the major challenge for Shadi was with the next question for $250,000. The question was, “Chinas’s roughly 1.4 billion residents comprise approximately what percentage of the world population” and the options included “9%”, “18%”, “34%” and “46%”. 

The teacher starts doing the math to calculate the total population of the world but later chooses the “Call a Friend" lifeline to check with her boyfriend Cage for the right answer. When both Cage and her intellectual friend Brie sound unsure about the answer, she trusts her instincts and goes with the second option, which helps her win $250,000. 

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After having exhausted all her options and unwilling to take further risks, Shadi decided to leave the game following the $500,000 question, which read, “To honor the achievements of Dr. Dilan Eryurt, on July 20th, 2020. Google depicted a woman on its homepage doing what?” 

Nevertheless, she was ecstatic about winning a six-figure and even expressed to Kimmel her desire to buy a property for herself with it. According to her bio on the social networking site, Shadi previously served as a Resource Specialist and is the former Founding Dean at KIPP Compton Community School. 

Stand-up comedian Ray Romano followed her into the hot seat to play for a charity close to his heart. 

‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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